Monday, March 30, 2015

Skype call #4

I can't believe we've already had four Skype calls with our girl. Each one is awkward and amazing. When we first start the call, everyone is nervous and doesn't know what to say. As the call progresses, my husband and I and the translator loosen up a bit but Cin-Ru remains nervous throughout. It does seem that she is warming up to us with each call, though. I am glad to see that progression.

The best thing about this call was learning that Cin-Ru likes sushi and stays up past her bedtime reading. One, Jeff and I love sushi and make it at home regularly. Two, my girl is a reader! For someone who visits the library regularly, that is blessed news. I know a lot of parents discourage their children from staying up late reading, but I think it's a good sign. As a child I spent many nights curled up under my blankets with a book and a flashlight. To hear that my future daughter is similar to me in that regard warms my heart.

Our next Skype call is in three weeks. Hopefully by that time we have some adoption movement. The local mayor still has not signed our paperwork (as far as we know) so we cannot yet be submitted to court. I have to remind myself daily to have patience, that there is no point in stressing over something I cannot control. I just want to bring my daughter home and it's frustrating to feel like we are making no progress. Hopefully soon.


Anonymous said...

Encouraging news. Wish that fellow would sign the paperwork.

Cassandra said...

Me too!! I can't figure out what is taking him so long!!

Julie Fukuda said...

So far, so good! Gad she is a reader ... and I, too did the under-the-cover reading.